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How Manchester City could line up against Hoffenheim

Ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash between Hoffenheim and Manchester City, Sports Mole looks at how City could line up in Germany.

Manchester City head into Tuesday's Champions League encounter with Hoffenheim looking to respond to the disappointment of defeat against Lyon.

The Premier League champions began the competition as favourites to lift the trophy in June, but losing to the French outfit has left Pep Guardiola's team with plenty of work to do in Group F.

However, Guardiola will be encouraged ahead of the trip to Germany, with City having moved to the top of the domestic standings with a 2-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.

Guardiola has a number of selection dilemmas with Liverpool to follow at the weekend, and here Sports Mole looks at how his side could line up against the Bundesliga outfit.



Possible MNC XI vs. HOF

Out: Kevin De Bruyne (knee), Benjamin Mendy (ankle), Claudio Bravo (Achilles), Eliaquim Mangala (knee)
Doubtful: Sergio Aguero (foot)

Guardiola must decide whether to take a risk on Sergio Aguero, with the Argentine struggling to shake off a foot problem sustained during the early part of September.

The trip to Anfield on Sunday could be enough for the Spaniard to select Gabriel Jesus in his place, and David Silva may also be handed a rest ahead of the short journey to Merseyside.

Danilo has shaken off the injury which kept him out of the opening weeks of the campaign and could start at left-back, while John Stones and Vincent Kompany may return having only been named on the bench at the weekend.

Ilkay Gundogan missed out altogether against the Seagulls, but the Germany international could partner Fernandinho in the centre of the pitch.

Leroy Sane should get the nod over Riyad Mahrez, having been rested for the final 19 minutes at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

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Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Cardiff City and Manchester City on September 22, 2018
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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